Lectures

Once more we have a number of interesting lectures in store this year for the inquisitive and curious visitor! Listen in, ask questions and return home just a little bit wiser than your were. There’s still a bit of room left for a few more lectures, so if you have any ideas, tips and suggestions for Imagicon 2016? Let us know via email.

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12:30h Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular Mark Draaisma (Dutch Ghostbusters) How are the props used in the movies made and what are the stories behind them? What materials are used, how do you put it all together and what are the advantages and disadvantages of self-made props? What do Ghostbusters, Cosplay and Charity have in common? Learn all about the film classics which started it all. Mind you, attending the lecture is at your own risk. The Ghostbusters have some tricks in store… 13:30h Blood Thirst! Anthonie Holslag It can’t have gone unnoticed: Zombies, werewolves and vampires are ‘hot’! Especially in movies the zombies come to life, on TV werewolves roamed the cities and even vampires have been on the rise after the ‘hit’ they received from Twilight! So, what is the reason that people have always been and are still so fascinated by these undead, supernatural beings? Where does this fascination come from? And, perhaps even more interesting: What does it say about us? 14:30h J.R.R. & G.R.R. - Fantasy Authors & World Builders Renée Vink George R. R. Martin is the author of the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ on which the world famous TV series Game of Thrones is based. He’s known as ‘the American Tolkien’, but is he really? In this lecture Renée Vink gives us a brief look at the work of both fantasy writers in an attempt to answer this question. 15:30 h Imagining new Worlds, Astronomy & Fantasy Art Danielle Futselaar How do you combine your work for NASA and SETI, subjects that wouldn’t look out of place in a solid SF-book, with Fantasy? Danielle Futselaar knows all about it! She’s already made artwork  on behalf of such prestigious organizations several times and is currently working on a book about the universe that’s partially SF, partly scientific information, for which she provides both the illustrations and the texts. In this lecture she talks about her contact with NASA and SETI, about her own work, which includes both SF and Fantasy, and her (fantasy)artwork for children’s books. 16:30h Cosplay makeup: Photography & Acts Gabrielle Sussenbach Do you want to do a cosplay photo shoot and have no idea how to apply your makeup in the right way? Do you want to enter into a cosplay competition and do you feel that your makeup isn’t visible to the audience? Take some time out of your busy schedule and visit this lecture! Gabrielle Sussenbach will teach you all the basic tips and tricks to have your makeup stand out to the crowd! During the lecture there’ll also be room to ask questions.

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11:30h Star Trek: A 50-year Mission Pim Blokker (The Flying Dutch) 1966 was the year that Star Trek (later dubbed ‘The Original Series’) was first seen on television. After an initially difficult start in the late 60s the series gained in popularity, and over the next 50 years twelve(!) more movies and four TV shows have been made. This year, Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary and to commemorate this amazing feat the Star Trek Fan Club ‘The Flying Dutch’ will hold a lecture that’s wholly dedicated to a mission that began 50 years ago. Experience how Star Trek has changed over the years and what its impact has been on our society. 15:30h Cosmic Impacts Edwin Mathlener Some 65 million years ago the impact of an enormous asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Therefore astronomers view such an impact as a serious threat. They search the sky tirelessly and research ways to spot the imminent danger and (hopefully) avert it in time. However, we’ll probably have to tackle the problem in a very different way than is shown in many ‘end of the World’-blockbusters. How? You’ll learn all about it in this lecture on cosmic impacts!
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Lectures Once more we have a number of interesting lectures in store this year for the inquisitive and curious visitor! Listen in, ask questions and return home just a little bit wiser than your were. There’s still a bit of room left for a few more lectures, so if you have any ideas, tips and suggestions for Imagicon 2016? Let us know via email. Bach 3 12:30h Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular Mark Draaisma (Dutch Ghostbusters) How are the props used in the movies made and what are the stories behind them? What materials are used, how do you put it all together and what are the advantages and disadvantages of self-made props? What do Ghostbusters, Cosplay and Charity have in common? Learn all about the film classics which started it all. Mind you, attending the lecture is at your own risk. The Ghostbusters have some tricks in store… 13:30h Blood Thirst! Anthonie Holslag It can’t have gone unnoticed: Zombies, werewolves and vampires are ‘hot’! Especially in movies the zombies come to life, on TV werewolves roamed the cities and even vampires have been on the rise after the ‘hit’ they received from Twilight! So, what is the reason that people have always been and are still so fascinated by these undead, supernatural beings? Where does this fascination come from? And, perhaps even more interesting: What does it say about us? 14:30h J.R.R. & G.R.R. Fantasy Authors & World Builders Renée Vink George R. R. Martin is the author of the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ on which the world famous TV series Game of Thrones is based. He’s known as ‘the American Tolkien’, but is he really? In this lecture Renée Vink gives us a brief look at the work of both fantasy writers in an attempt to answer this question. 15:30h Imagining new Worlds, Astronomy & Fantasy Art Danielle Futselaar How do you combine your work for NASA and SETI, subjects that wouldn’t look out of place in a solid SF- book, with Fantasy? Danielle Futselaar knows all about it! She’s already made artwork  on behalf of such prestigious organizations several times and is currently working on a book about the universe that’s partially SF, partly scientific information, for which she provides both the illustrations and the texts. In this lecture she talks about her contact with NASA and SETI, about her own work, which includes both SF and Fantasy, and her (fantasy)artwork for children’s books. 16:30h Cosplay makeup: Photography & Acts Gabrielle Sussenbach Do you want to do a cosplay photo shoot and have no idea how to apply your makeup in the right way? Do you want to enter into a cosplay competition and do you feel that your makeup isn’t visible to the audience? Take some time out of your busy schedule and visit this lecture! Gabrielle Sussenbach will teach you all the basic tips and tricks to have your makeup stand out to the crowd! During the lecture there’ll also be room to ask questions. Bach 4 11:30h Star Trek: A 50-year Mission Pim Blokker (The Flying Dutch) 1966 was the year that Star Trek (later dubbed ‘The Original Series’) was first seen on television. After an initially difficult start in the late 60s the series gained in popularity, and over the next 50 years twelve(!) more movies and four TV shows have been made. This year, Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary and to commemorate this amazing feat the Star Trek Fan Club ‘The Flying Dutch’ will hold a lecture that’s wholly dedicated to a mission that began 50 years ago. Experience how Star Trek has changed over the years and what its impact has been on our society. 15:30h Cosmic Impacts Edwin Mathlener Some 65 million years ago the impact of an enormous asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Therefore astronomers view such an impact as a serious threat. They search the sky tirelessly and research ways to spot the imminent danger and (hopefully) avert it in time. However, we’ll probably have to tackle the problem in a very different way than is shown in many ‘end of the World’-blockbusters. How? You’ll learn all about it in this lecture on cosmic impacts!
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